EM.TV & Merchandising AG has sold the children’s animation series The World of Tosh to Fox Kids U.K. The EM.TV & Merchandising AG, Happy Life Animation AB and Magma Films co-production is scheduled to air in the U.K. in October this year on the Fox Kids channel.
Based on the successful children’s books by Anders Jacobsen and Sören Olsson, The World of Tosh takes place in a quaint Swedish town and follows the adventures of a girl-crazy, nine-year-old boy whose goal in life is to get that first kiss.
The 26×22 series was presented for the first time at MIP-TV in April 2002, and has since sold to numerous international broadcasters including The Seven Network in Australia; Singapore Cable TV; UBC in Thailand and Nickelodeon in Latin America. A co-financing deal has been signed with DeAPlaneta for Spain and Portugal. In April, the series will air on private German broadcaster Sat. 1.
The Fox Kids U.K. deal comes as Nickelodeon Latin America reports hit ratings for The World of Tosh, which is also proving successful in Denmark.